Full Speed Ahead! How Fast Things Go
Written and Illustrated by Cruschiform
Admit it. You’ve always wondered what IS faster than a speeding bullet. This book will answer that crucial question. Also, what is slower and what goes at the same speed as the bullet. This unique approach allows the reader to learn about the world without really reading. Each two-page spread depicts several objects that travel at approximately the same speed. A legend tells what each object is. The reader can then learn more about each object in the “Glossary” at the back of the book. The approach is multilayered, allowing the reader to come back and learn more later. Colorful illustrations make the process easier.
First graders will have fun picking up this book and comprehending that a peregrine falcon moves at the same speed as a high-speed train. They may be curious why the illustration are not to scale, however. A hornet looks bigger than a skydiver.
By the way, a shooting star is faster than a speeding bullet.
- Title: Full Speed Ahead! How Fast Things Go
- Author/Illustrator: Cruschiform
- Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2014
- Reviewer: Sue Poduska
- Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
- ISBN: 978-1-4197-1338-5
- Genre: Nonfiction, numbers, speed
- Grade level: 1st and up
- Extras: Ten-page Glossary that discusses each object depicted